WAFFLES: We're not sitting on the dining room table.
WAFFLES: We're sitting on the dining room chairs.
KATIE: All seating is fair game.
WAFFLES: So then why's Glogirly telling us to get off?
KATIE: She's confused. Probably all that pine pollen dust she's been cleaning off the floors has finally gotten to her.
WAFFLES: Look out, Boss! Here she comes.
KATIE: Table? What table?
WAFFLES: Yeah, what the Boss said.
About Today's Photos
Pine pollen season is a big deal here in the mountains. Every June, for about 2-3 weeks, or until we get a nice rain, the pine cones release their pollen into the air. Last year, our first in the mountains, we noticed a little yellowy-green dust for a couple of weeks, but it wasn't really a big deal. This year though, the pine pollen was EXTREME. Longtime residents in our canyon have said it's the worst they've seen.
Picture a yellow dust storm coating the sky and everything else in its path. Including everything in the house. The pollen usually comes with some pretty warm weather, so it becomes a choice between opening the windows for the cool evening air, knowing you'll wake up to a fresh coating of pollen on everything, or leaving the windows shut and having the house feel too warm and stuffy.
We're extremely lucky that no one in the house, including Katie and Waffles, suffers from allergies and is bothered by the pollen.
Now that we've finally gotten some desperately needed rain which has washed all the pollen away outside, Glogirly is working hard to clean up the house and get ready for some summer visitors.
Imagine her surprise when she was left the dining area to rinse out her floor mop and returned to find both Katie and Waffles sitting ever-so nonchalantly on the bottoms of the dining chairs on top of the table.
All she could do was giggle. And grab her phone to snap a picture.